Encounters with Jesus

A North African believer found the needed strength to face his imprisonment from a dream he had while imprisoned for his faith. In it, he saw thousands of believers pouring through the streets of his city, openly proclaiming their faith in his restricted country.


An Encounter in North Africa

A North African believer found the needed strength to face his imprisonment from a dream he had while imprisoned for his faith.

In his dream, he saw thousands of believers pouring through the streets of his city, openly proclaiming their faith in his restricted country. While in prison, he was tortured, suspended upside-down naked for hours, beaten with electrified rods and repeatedly threatened with execution. His vision of a day when people of his country would openly proclaim their faith in the streets gave him great strength to persevere through this most difficult time.

Encounter

Though not strictly a dream or a vision, a number of Muslim-background believers have had a significant supernatural encounter that was instrumental in drawing them to Jesus. One Egyptian Muslim was reading the Injil (Gospel), when he came to Luke 3, where the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus in the form of a dove.

God said, “This is my son, in whom I am well pleased.”

As he read those words, a stormy wind broke into his room. A voice spoke to him saying, “I am Jesus Christ, whom you hate. I am the Lord whom you are looking for.”

He recalls that he wept and wept, accepting Jesus from that time.

Whatever personal perspective one has on dreams and visions and the Christian walk of faith, it is difficult to consider engaging in ministry to Muslims without a recognition of and an openness for God to continue drawing people to Himself through what may be viewed as unconventional means.

The greatest of these is love

By far, the reason found most compelling for the greatest number of Muslims who have turned to Jesus is the power of love. Like Paul, many a believer from a Muslim background has found that “the greatest of these is love.” Nearly half of all Muslims who have made a shift of faith allegiance have affirmed that the love of God was a critical key in their decision.

By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another. Love’s attraction could be simplified into two subcategories. The first is love by example.

One Jordanian believer attributes his conversion to “the unconditional love and the aura of peace and contentment” that he saw in his Christian friend.

An Arab émigré to France, describing the friendliness of her Christian acquaintances, says they “radiated the beauty of Jesus.” These friends, who had emigrated before her and given their lives to Jesus prior to her arrival, prayed that God would answer her prayers for a job. She says she has been amazed at how “the Lord has continued to answer prayers.”

This young Sunni Muslim woman saw a kindness and experienced an intimacy with her believing friends that made her believe that God, too, could be her friend and give her eternal life. Admittedly, it is difficult to separate the example of love demonstrated by believers and the witness of scripture, testifying of a God of love.

7 Comments

  1. So true– I”m sooo glad you found that out too!. He loves the Muslim peoples too and waits for them !

    hugs
    Lisa

  2. Praise JEHOVAH. The only way to JEHOVAH is through HIS BELoved SON JESUS CHRIST & JESUS Loves ALL Folks from ALL Nations & wants ALL who ACCEPT & BELIEVE in HIM, wil ENTER into ETERNITY. JESUS is LOVE, PEACE, JOY, & HE wil accept Muslims. It’s wonderful that Muslims are coming to know about JESUS CHRIST. Very exciting that JESUS is appearing to many Muslims. If JESUS didn’t appear to Muslims, that would prove JESUS did not LOVE them; but JESUS does LOVE
    Muslims & HE has proven it by Appearing to them. Glory HalleluJah. I have seen JESUS & HIS visit is just like it was yesterday. It’s very special when JESUS CHRIST Appears to anyone. JESUS does not Appear to everyone. So it’s very special & such a Glorious Privigle. GOD Bless Us ALL & Keep On Smiling. AussieKanga

  3. God loves the Moslems. In the year 2001, in Abeokuta, Nigeria, i was passing questionairs on “HOW DID YOU BECOME A CHRISTIAN” through a large crowed of Christians during a crusade by Reinhard Bonke. It was a Bible college project to know which of the options were(was) more efective to bring people to the Lord Jesus. One man did not tick any of the several options on how he became a Christian. When I asked how then did he became a Christian, he said ” I was praying on a prayer mat inside the Mosque, then I had the voice of Jesus telling me that Islam is not the way.
    When I had his voice I knew Him, and quickly surrendered my life to Christ. Today, I’m not just a Christian but His servant by grace”

  4. its very unfortunate that people are not allowed to deside their own faith and this thus is leading multitude to hell.

    my prayer everyday is God shuold reveal His son Jesus and the work He did at the cross to the prosecutors and the official incharge of stopping muslim convertion

  5. God is love and just whoever do his will, he will live forever.
    .For God so loved the world that he give his one and only begotten Son whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life JOHN 3;16

  6. I will forever thank my parents for leading me to Christ! Indeed Jesus is the way. I greet the admin of this site and fellow visitors, may God empower us more to do his work. Greetings from Nigeria.

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